WICET coal piles build ahead of first export
THE coal piles are building at Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, ahead of the first shipment of export coal next month.
Pictured above is the fourth train-load of bedding coal arriving at Gladstone's newest terminal.
This load notched up 11,000 tonnes since the first arrival one week ago.
The milestone was also an important one for train operator Aurizon, which ran its longest train ever through the Central Queensland coal network on Thursday.
It measured 2.3km long and had 136 wagons.
WICET chief executive Robert Barnes said they were great results.
"A lot of people are pretty happy to be here and see it running," he said.
"Even the owners, they were getting excited."